According to a recent study it is revealed that the main cause of various diseases is the effect of sugars.
The increasing rate of various diseases like diabetes and obesity, asthma, allergies etc. in last few years show that we are missing something in our diet. In other words, we can say that the rate of nutrients have gone down in our diet which results in deterioration of our health.
"Glyco" is a Greek word which means "Sugar". Well in scientific community the simple sugars called "glyconutrients" are getting more attention in these days rather then proteins, because glyconutrients are responsible for cellular communication and cellular recognition for smooth running of the body. Various "saccharides" (carbohydrates) are also generated in this process. In other words, Glyconutrients are the foods and nutritional supplements that provide saccharides along with other glycoforms essential to the body, but which are scarce in most of the diets.
These glyconutrients are very important for our body. They have powerful impact on our immune system. They help to reduce the side effects after the body has gone with any surgery or radiation. These sugars also affect the working of the brain and nervous system and help body to retain bone density and muscle mass. There are lots more impact of these sugars on our body which shows that these glyconutrients are essential part of our diet.
There are eight essential saccharides that have recently been identified as necessary building blocks of all of our cells. According to a European Journal, these simple sugars have a coding capacity that surpasses that of amino acids.
In today's world the rate of pollution is increasing day by day and nutritional value of our food is declining. According to new researches, these Glyconutrients supplements are the only solution. They can be helpful in the treatment of various diseases like asthma, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, lipomas etc. But unfortunately, our daily diet does contain these essential glyconutrients supplements for our cells to communicate in a healthy manner.
So the need of the time is to include these glyconutrients supplements in our daily diet to lessen the risk of various harmful diseases.
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Did you know that there is scientific evidence that points to specific essential sugars, known as GLYCONUTRIENTS, as the "missing piece to the puzzle" in helping those on the autism spectrum
Researchers have concluded that over 70% of all disease and aging are caused by Oxidants, also known as free radicals, from polluted air, water, toxins, chemicals, stress and much more. With EACH cell in the body taking over 10,000 HITS a day, its a wonder anyone can function at all.
With all the oxidants in the environment, it is impossible to get enough Antioxidant protection from our food and surroundings. Is it any wonder that the incidence in autism has increased to epidemic proportions in the last few years Also, since children with autism are such picky eaters most of the time they don't have anything close to a balanced diet. It is imperative, especially with our children with autism, that right action is taken to ensure proper health in children, in particular those with autism. We must supplement our diets and the diets of the ones we love, if we want optimum health
The Eight Essential Sugars
Nutritional science has long identified the eight essential amino acids (proteins) that serve as the building blocks for the body. These areleucine, isoleucine, lysine, valine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine and tryptophan. Getting all of these eight essential amino acids is the reason for understanding the principles of protein complementarity (eating both grains and legumes at each meal). These amino acids are called "essential" because the body cannot produce them and they MUST be obtained from diet.
Less well known but equally important for good health are the so-called "eight essential sugars" . These are glucose, galactose, mannose, fucose, xylose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine, and N-acetylneuraminic acid. These eight sugars combine with proteins and fats to form a code that resides on the membrane of every cell. This code identifies the cell and helps the body recognize self and non-self. Differences in this code identify the different blood types. The code also serves many other purposes and is an important part of the body's internal communication system. The sugars combined with proteins are called glycoproteins, and combined with fats are called glycolipids.
Glycoproteins are used by the body for many other purposes including building enzymes, hormones, immunoglobulins and antibodies. Glycoproteins are found inside every cell. Glycolipids help build the brain and nervous system. Fucose and mannose can provide significant cancer tumor suppression. The sugars are important for a strong immune system, and this also helps fight cancer.
principal sources of sugars in the human diet are fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and dairy. The fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes provide starches that are broken down by enzymes in the body to form glucose . Glucose can be transformed in the body by enzymes to form xylose , mannose , fucose , N-acetylglucosamine , N-acetylgalactosamine and N-acetylneuraminic acid . Dairy provides the milk sugar lactose that is broken down by enzymes to form glucose and galactose . Dairy is important in the human diet because it is a source of galactose. The six sugars that the body can produce from glucose cannot be properly called "essential" in the same sense that the 8 amino acids mentioned above are called "essential". Nevertheless, your body requires all 8 of these sugars and if your body is not able to produce them due to a genetic defect or for other reasons, then you will be deficient.
The transformation of these sugars from one form to another by the body requires both enzymes and energy. Generally, these transformations involve many intermediate steps and each step requires specific enzymes and more energy in the form of ATp molecules. As we saw in our discussion of oxygen , aerobic metabolism produces an abundance of ATp molecules and anerobic metabolism produces very few ATp molecules. Also, we have discussed in many places on the Alkalize For Health web site how a diet of cooked and "prepared" foods is deficient in enzymes and leads to an enzyme deficiency in the body. Only fresh foods contain enzymes. Therefore, the presence of sufficient ATp molecules and enzymes in the body to convert the sugars cannot be taken for granted. A deficiency in ATp or enzymes will lead directly to a deficiency in the sugars and a consequent breakdown in the body's communication system, that contributes to many diseases. The conversion process also requires vitamins and time. Obtaining the sugars from diet is more reliable and efficient. However, the sugars are largely missing from the modern diet due to green harvesting, over processing, cooking, and preserving.
Research in the area of glyconutrition is very new and more information should appear in the coming years. We particularly look forward to a list of foods that contain these sugars when the food is organically grown and fully ripened on the plant, vine, or tree. Obtaining these sugars may be an excellent reason to have your own garden.
Three essentials of successful weight loss
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